Encke

Encke

Age 5
Colour Bay
Sex Colt
Sire-Dam Kingmambo - Shawanda
Where Bred USA
Owner Godolphin
Trainer Charlie Appleby

Encke is out of dual Group 1 winner Shawanda and is a full-brother to Group 3 Sandown Classic Trial scorer Genius Beast.

He made his debut in a mile maiden at Doncaster’s Ladbrokes St Leger Festival in September 2011 and ran with plenty of credit to take second behind subsequent Group 3 runner-up Perennial at Newmarket. The son of Kingmambo went one better on his next start in early October when scooting clear of his rivals to win by four and half lengths under Richard Hughes.

He missed his intended engagement in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy on October 22 due to injury, after being supplemented, and did not run again in 2011.

He made a winning return to action in a 10-furlong handicap at Sandown on July 6, before a much-improved effort in the Group 3 Gordon Stakes over 12 furlongs, when missing out to Noble Mission by a nose after a ding-dong final furlong battle.

Although he reversed the form with that rival in the Group 2 Great Voltigeur Stakes at York on August 22, it wasn’t enough to see him win the 12-furlong contest as he finished two and a quarter lengths behind Thought Worthy in third.

On September 15 at Doncaster he caused a big upset when defeating the 2/5 favourite and Triple Crown-seeking Camelot by three-quarters of a length in the Ladbrokes St Leger, handing Godolphin its sixth success in the world’s oldest Classic and the penultimate race in the QIPCO British Champions Series Long Distance division.

After the race, Godolphin's former racing manager, Simon Crisford, revealed that Encke would not run again in 2012 but that he would remain in training, targetting 'all the big middle distance prizes in Europe.' That, however, did not happen, as the colt was adminstered anabolic steroids by former trainer, Mahmood Al Zarooni, and he was banned from racing in 2013.

He returned at Glorious Goodwood in 2014 and he did so in style, finishing runner-up to Pether's Moon in the Group 3 Glorious Stakes. He will certainly come on for that and could be a force to be reckoned with next time out. His next run was in the Group 1 Irish St Leger when he finished third, a head behind the hot favourite Leading Light, but six and half lengths behind the easy winner, Brown Panther.

He was then a close third in the Group 3 BMW Cumberland Lodge Stakes at Ascot in early October.

BCS Career Statistics

Year Wins-2nd-3rd Prize Money
2012 1-0-0 £311,905 View Rankings
2013 0-0-0 £0 View Rankings
2014 0-0-0 £0 View Rankings

Series Statistics

Series Rating
Series Wins-2nd-3rd
Series Table view table
Series Prize Money £0
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Career Statistics

Wins-Places-Total Races3-6-9
Wins to Races Ratio 33.33%
Group 1 Wins1
Prize Money£397,830

Category Leaders

Sprint Sprint Rating
1 Slade Power 119
= Sole Power 118
= G Force 118
Middle Distance Middle Distance Rating
1 Australia 126
2 Taghrooda 125
= The Fugue 124
Long Distance Long Distance Rating
1 Kingston Hill 117
= Leading Light 117
= Cavalryman 115
Mile Mile Rating
1 Kingman 126
2 Toronado 122
3 Olympic Glory 122
Fillies & Mares Fillies & Mares Rating
1 Tapestry 120
2 Taghrooda 119
3 Integral 116

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